Tuition & Scholarships

Our son enjoys the small class sizes, the rigorous academic opportunities, and the individual attention he gets from his teachers and advisors. Kim K., Mom to Spartan, Class of 2024


2022-2023 Tuition and Fees
Tuition $18,950
Tablet Lease-to-Own Annual Fee $675
Locker Fee $15
Spartan Association Fee $20
Tuition Assistance Awarded in 2021-2022 $3 MILLION

Additional grade level fees for class retreats and activities are $125 for freshmen, $150 for sophomores, $150 for juniors, $350 for seniors.

New Ignatian Scholarships: Class of 2027

Scholarship Iowa %* GPA
$6,000 90-99% 3.5
$4,000 85-89% 3.5
$3,000 80-84% 3.25
$1,500 ** 3.5

Merit-based award in recognition of high academic achievement, renewable for four years for Class of 2027 applicants. De Smet Jesuit must be listed as first choice on the Archdiocesan application form (for Catholic applicants).

*or MAP equivalent

Additional Tuition Assistance

Our Tuition Assistance Index provides a flexible tuition model designed to make a Jesuit education more affordable for your family.

Need-based tuition assistance requires students to work scholarship hours; visit our Tuition Assistance webpage here for more information.


Worth the Investiment

  • Parent
Emily, Mom to 3 Spartans, Classes of 2019 & 2022

We talk about our kids, who they are and who they’re becoming, and realize that our investment into them is paying off.

  • Class of 2006
Patrick Morris, Director of Alumni Relations

What makes the De Smet Jesuit educational experience distinct is how the school brings out the best in each individual. Not only are the students academically prepared for college, but they are provided with a faith-filled foundation that will serve them—and others—for life.

Meet Our Admissions Team

Maria Lang

Maria Lang

Assistant Director of Admissions
BA, Education, University of Missouri - St. Louis
BA, Spanish, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Lisa Mosquera

Lisa Mosquera

Admissions Counselor
BS-Paralegal, Paralegal, Minnesota State University
Brenda Reinsfelder

Brenda Reinsfelder

Financial Services Coordinator
BA, Accounting, Lindenwood University
Ronny O'Dwyer

Ronny O'Dwyer

Interim President
MA, Divinity, Boston College
Ecclesial Degree, Boston College
MA, Philosophy, St. Louis University
BA, Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
MA, Catholic Educational Leadership, St. Louis University
Kevin Poelker

Kevin Poelker

Class of 1998
MS, Sports & Recreation, Ohio University
MA, Educational Leadership, Maryville University
BA, Philosophy & Religion, Truman State University
M.S, Maryville University
Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Assistant Principal for Academics
MEd, Educational Leadership, Park University
MEd, Athletics and Activities Administration, William Woods University
BA, Psychology, William Jewell College

We acknowledge the sacrifices families make when they invest in private school. We take our stewardship seriously and encourage families to apply for tuition assistance and our scholarships. Please note: Tuition may be subject to change and does not include cost of books, lunch, or PE uniforms. Tuition for future academic years is released each spring.